Did you suffer injuries in a bicycle accident? Did you lose a loved one in a fatal bike accident? You deserve compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
A Long Island bicycle accident lawyer at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. can help you take legal action and fight for the best resolution to your case.
Our team is equipped to retrieve the evidence you need and build a case that supports your right to compensation. Let us handle the legal process while you focus on getting better.
Call 516-932-0400 for a free case evaluation.
In This Article
- Recoverable Compensation for Long Island Bicycle Accidents
- Proving the Defendant Is Liable for Your Bicycle Accident on Long Island
- Compassionate Legal Representation After a Bicycle Accident
- Act Quickly Before the Statute of Limitations Expires
- Speak to a Long Island Bicycle Accident Attorney at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P.
Recoverable Compensation for Long Island Bicycle Accidents
If you were in a car accident while riding your bicycle on Long Island, there are several elements of damages for which you can recover compensation, such as:
- Medical bills
- Prescription medication costs
- Physical therapy
- Assistive devices (e.g., wheelchair)
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
Let our team help you fight for all your damages so you can pay bills, get the medical care you need, and get compensation for your physical and emotional damages. Our team is experienced in presenting the evidence to maximize the value of your case. Among other things, this work includes presenting:
- Doctor and hospital bills
- Wage records to prove lost wages
- Expert testimony (e.g., medical expert, vocational specialist)
- Bills and receipts for out-of-pocket costs
Call 516-932-0400 for a free case evaluation.
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Proving the Defendant Is Liable for Your Bicycle Accident on Long Island
Our Long Island bicycle accident attorneys will build your case to establish the defendant’s liability for your injuries. We will gather supporting evidence, investigate whether the defendant violated a traffic law, and establish the defendant’s negligence.
Gathering Supporting Evidence
We will thoroughly investigate your accident and retrieve and review the evidence and documents necessary to prove liability.
Some of the evidence we may gather includes:
- Accident or police report
- Eyewitness testimony
- Photographs from the accident scene
- Video surveillance of the accident
- Bicycle and vehicle(s) involved in the accident
- Expert testimony (e.g., biomechanical engineers, accident reconstruction experts, etc.)
Contact us as soon as possible so we can get started collecting evidence and building your case.
Prove the Defendant Violated a Traffic Law
Whether or not the defendant was issued a ticket, we may be able to prove that the defendant violated a section of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York.
If the defendant violated a traffic law pertaining to sharing the road with bicyclists, the violation may be relevant to establishing the defendant’s liability.
For example, per New York’s Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1146, motorists must “exercise due care to avoid colliding with any bicyclist…upon any roadway and shall give warning by sounding the horn when necessary.”
Furthermore, when overtaking a bicycle from behind, the passing motorist shall leave sufficient space on the left of the rider, per Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1122-a.
We can use a violation of the Vehicle and Traffic Law to establish that the defendant was negligent and to argue that such negligence caused your injuries, and therefore the defendant is liable for your damages.
Establishing the Defendant’s Negligence
Our team will gather the evidence to establish that the defendant was negligent and that the defendant’s negligence caused your bicycle accident.
Common types of negligence that cause bicycle accidents include:
- Opening a vehicle door into a bicyclist’s path
- Failure to yield to bicyclists
- Not giving bicyclists enough space when passing
- Failure to keep a proper lookout for bicyclists
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will fight for your rights after a bicycle accident. Call 516-932-0400.
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Compassionate Legal Representation After a Bicycle Accident
We deliver customized legal representation to victims of bike accidents. Our attorneys treat your case as unique, recognizing that your injuries, damages, and the physical and emotional effects of your accident are not exactly like those of any other person.
Our approach is to investigate, build, and present your case to demonstrate the full extent of your injuries and damages. Your Long Island bicycle accident lawyer will protect your rights, answer your questions, and fight for you.
Here are some of the benefits of working with Friedman & Simon, L.L.P.:
- We do not get paid unless and until you get compensation.
- Your case evaluation is free.
- Our team keeps you updated about your case.
If you were hurt in a bike accident on Long Island, call us at 516-932-0400.
Act Quickly Before the Statute of Limitations Expires
With few exceptions, New York imposes a deadline to pursue a lawsuit for a bicycle accident. After the deadline passes, you are unable to file your lawsuit and collect damages.
So, if you were hurt in a bicycle accident on Long Island, call us now to get started.
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Speak to a Long Island Bicycle Accident Attorney at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P.
If you sustained injuries in a bicycle accident or your loved one died in a bike accident, a lawyer at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. can help you exercise your right to compensation.
We will keep you up to date about your case, return your phone calls, text messages and emails, and handle the legal process so you can focus on getting better.
Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today at 516-932-0400 to begin the process.